Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Through The Deep Waters~ Kim Vogel Sawyer

  • File Size: 2108 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0307731294
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (May 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English

 May 6, 2014

A past filled with shame can be washed away with a love that conquers all 
Born to an unloving prostitute in a popular Chicago brothel, timid seventeen-year-old Dinah Hubley was raised amidst the secrets held in every dark, grimy room of her home. Anxious to escape, Dinah pursues her dream of becoming a Harvey Girl, waiting tables along the railroad in an upscale hotel. But when she finds out she isn’t old enough, her only option is to accept a job as a chambermaid at the Clifton Hotel in Florence, Kansas. Eager to put everything behind her, Dinah feels more worthless than ever, based on a single horrible decision she made to survive.

The Clifton offers a life Dinah has never known, but blinded to the love around her, Dinah remains buried in the shame of her past. When a handsome chicken farmer named Amos Ackerman starts to show interest, Dinah withdraws further, convinced no one could want a sullied woman like her.  Despite his self-consciousness about his handicapped leg and her strange behavior, Amos resolves to show Dinah Christ’s love. But can she ever accept a gift she so desperately needs?

My take on this book:
For some reason I kept putting this book off, I just couldn't seem to get interested in it. But after several chapters I found myself becoming hooked! Imagine after all being raised in a brothel, well thats just what Dinah Hubley's life was like. Her mother was a prostitute but Dinah wanted something more, so at the age of seventeen she decides to leave Chicago and move to Kansas with the hopes of becoming a Harvey Girl. Of course things don't often go as planned as Dinah quickly learns, and instead finds herself working as a chambermaid at a hotel. When she meets a local farmer he shows an interest in her, but she carries something from her past that makes her feel as if she is unworthy of anyone's love. 

Dinah was such an easy character to like, I found myself feeling sorry for her. Amos was such a nice guy, and while I sort of felt like I knew how the story would end, the story still held my interest anyway. The historical aspects certainly appealed to me, and the christian themes woven in were exactly what I expected. I am so glad that I finally finished reading this one.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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